About Scholarships

Scholarships at Sonoma State University are awarded on the basis of academic merit, usually without regard to financial need or state of residency. Students should contact the SSU Scholarship Office in Salazar Hall, Room 1000, (707) 664-2261 for information. The annual scholarship application deadline is February 1st.

Scholarship Information

The University Scholarship Program is designed to provide encouragement and public recognition to students who have demonstrated academic excellence. Scholarship range from $500 to $5,000 per year. The primary criterion for awards from the University Scholarship Program is outstanding scholarship with restrictions applying to some awards, e.g., residence, major, etc. Students should visit the SSU Scholarship Office website at Scholarships for information. The application deadline is February 1st each year for the following academic year and student must have applied to SSU for admission before they can apply for scholarships. Visit the School of Education scholarship page for more information.

Off-campus scholarship information is available in the Scholarship Office website. Scholarship funding is taken into account when preparing a financial aid award package and may reduce other aid. Students are required to notify the Sonoma State University Financial Aid Office when they are awarded a scholarship.

SSU Scholarships

There are several scholarships available to Sonoma State students that are specific to teaching, please go to SSU Scholarship website for more information. Off-campus scholarship information is available in the Scholarship Office in Stevenson Hall, Room 1050. Good sites for scholarship searches on the Internet are: FastWeb, FinAid, and the California Student Aid Commission. Scholarship funding is taken into account when preparing a financial aid award package and may reduce other aid. Students are required to notify the Sonoma State University Financial Aid Office when they are awarded a scholarship.

Scholarship Sonoma County

Scholarship Sonoma County is a post-secondary scholarship program administered through the San Rafael based 10,000 Degrees. All students are encouraged toapply, since they administer many scholarships with various requirements via this one application process. The basic eligibility requirements are demonstrated financial need, enrollment in a program leading to a student's first associate's degree, bachelor's degree, certificate or teaching credential during the 2013-2014 academic year, and enrollment in a minimum of 12 academic units while receiving a scholarship.